A total of 153 individuals have tested positive for Covid-19 from a sample size of 3,922 tested in the last 24 hours. This takes Kenya’s cumulative confirmed positive cases to 101,009.

In a statement on Tuesday, February 2, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced that since the start of the pandemic 1,192,605 samples have been tested for the virus across the country.

From the positive cases, 123 are Kenyans while 30 are foreigners. 91 are males while 62 are females.

The youngest of the cases is a one-year-child infant while the oldest is aged 80 years.

Family and friends gather for the burial of Kenya’s first medic victim of Covid-19 Dr Doreen Adisa Lugaliki at Ndalu village, Tongaren sub-county in Bungoma County.
Family and friends gather for the burial of Kenya’s first medic victim of Covid-19 Dr Doreen Adisa Lugaliki at Ndalu village, Tongaren sub-county in Bungoma County.

54 patients have been discharged after recovering from the virus. 35 are from various health facilities across the country while 19 are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

The total recoveries now stand at 83,990.

Fortunately, no patients succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours maintaining the total fatalities in the country at 1,766.

Nairobi led the pack with 93 cases followed by Mombasa 13, Kiambu 8, Nakuru 6, Turkana 5, Kajiado 3, Kisumu 3, Taita Taveta 3, Busia 2, Nandi 2, Trans Nzoia 2, Uasin Gishu 2, Kirinyaga 2, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Embu 1, Kilifi 1, Machakos 1, Makueni 1, Meru 1, Murang’a 1, Samburu 1 and Siaya 1.

The 93 cases in Nairobi were from Dagoretti North (19), Lang’ata (14), Kibra (12), Embakasi Central, Kasarani, Ruaraka, and Westlands (6) cases each, Embakasi West (5), Makadara and Mathare (4) cases each, Dagoretti South, Embakasi North, Kamukunji and Starehe (2) cases each.

Embakasi East, Embakasi South, and Roysambu had one case each.

In Mombasa the 13 cases are from Mvita (6), Jomvu and Nyali (2) cases each, Changamwe, Kisauni and Likoni (1) case each.

In Kiambu the 8 cases are from Kabete and Kiambu Town (2) cases each, Gatundu South, Kiambaa, Kikuyu and Ruiru (1) case each .

In Nakuru, the 6 cases are from Nakuru East (4) and Nakuru West (2).

There are 471 patients currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,471 are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

27 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit ( ICU ), 12 of whom are on ventilatory support and 15 on supplemental oxygen .

Another 16 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 12 of them in the general wards and 4 in the High Dependency Unit ( HDU ).